SEO Training with Danny Sullivan

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SEO Training is something every public relations professional needs.

In this deep dive interview, Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan, talks about SEO, inbound links, citation indexing, his transition from traditional journalism to the internet and much more.

Show Notes:

3:01 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan talks about what Search Engine Land is and what it covers.

3:47 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on his background and how he transitioned from traditional journalism to the internet and Search Engine Land.

5:02 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on what he knows about the Google algorithm and major search engines like Yahoo and Microsoft. He talks about what he thinks are the key factors that are important for most successful SEO for PR.

7:05 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on what he thinks is the order of importance of the different factors in SEO for PR. He talks about search on the Pinkberry website.

8:55 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on what his favorite tool is for measuring inbound links that are coming in. He talks about different tools and how he feels about link building strategies that are popular among SEO consultants.

11:25 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on the variety of strategies for building inbound links and the importance of having great content.

12:35 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on whether or not he agrees that some inbound links are more influential than others. He talks about the “secret formula,” about whether the domain of the link plays an important role, and about the two key things Google looks for in a link.

14:55 – Eric Schwartzman shares a story of how one power inbound link can play a huge role in either helping or hurting an individual and an organization’s reputation.

17:12 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on likely factors other than a powerful link that may come into play. He talks about Google’s Query Deserves Freshness initiative, what it does, and how it plays a role in SEO for PR.

19:41 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on whether he thinks Google is indexing news quicker than regular web content. He talks about Google’s dedicated news crawler system, what it is designed to do and what that means for SEO for PR practitioners.

20:11 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on what opportunities press releases sent over a newswire provides to companies that want to get news information about their products, brands, and services out there, on whether a certain format is necessary, on why he thinks the real opportuity oif press release SEO is not necessarily SEO for PR.

22:17 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan talks about why he doesn’t use tools for benchmarking site rank and what he advises people doing SEO for PR to measure instead.

24:15 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on whether he thinks external key words or ad words tool are good indicators of clusters or themes and on whether or not he thinks these clusters are indicative of the types of words that would figure into Latent Semantic Indexing.

26:18 – Search Engine Land Editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on whether or not he is concerned about the potential loss of investigative journalism, on the newspaper industry business models, on what he thinks the newspaper industry is wasting time on, and on what he thinks makes the online industry unique. 

29:23 – Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan on what he thinks about Google, on whether he is worried that Google is the one company that is becoming a single point of failure for too many web activities.

32:33 – End.

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